A Breast Health Navigator is a nursing professional who is specially trained to coordinate the clinical, educational and supportive needs of patients who are either facing a possible breast cancer diagnosis or who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

At St. Joseph's Imaging, Mary Kapfer, ANP-C, CBPN-IC is our Breast Patient Navigator. Mary had 19 years of nursing experience before furthering her education to become a Masters prepared Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health. Ms. Kapfer is certified as a Breast Patient Navigator in Breast Imaging and Cancer by the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc.

The Breast Health Navigator's Role includes the following:

  • Obtaining a complete breast history and risk assessment
  • Providing a clinical breast exam
  • Educating patients on benign and malignant breast disease
  • Working with providers to facilitate additional diagnostic testing, as required.
  • Facilitate communication and coordinate appointments with the other expert
    members of The Program including oncologists and surgeons.
  • Provides emotional support

If you or someone you love would like to speak with Mary,
she can be reached at (315) 329-7555 ext. 6419.
To Schedule a Mammogram: (315) 452-2004
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